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Los Angeles Kings vs. Minnesota Wild NHL Prediction, Pick, and Preview 4/10/2022

The Los Angeles Kings takes on the Minnesota Wild on 4/10/2022 at 04:05 PM.

Los Angeles Kings and Minnesota Wild face off today. The Los Angeles Kings has a record of 38.0-25.0 this season. The Minnesota Wild is 43.0-21.0 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Los Angeles Kings Team Defense Preview




They give up 2.0 goals per game in even strength situations and this puts them among the best in the NHL. Opponents shoot 0.6 shots per game in power play situations per game against them and this is a sign of strength. Opponents force Los Angeles Kings into 2.7 penalty kill situations per game and they have kept penalties down relative to the rest of the NHL. They have a penalty kill rate of 76.77%, which is below average.

Opponents take 28.7 shots per game regardless of situation, they actively fluster opponents and are among the best in the NHL… and they are average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

Los Angeles Kings Team Offense Preview

They score 2.2 goals per game in even strength situations. They have a below average offense by NHL standards. They score 0.5 goals per game in power play situations and they would be considered below average with an advantage. Thus far, they have had 3.1 power play opportunities per game this season. This means that they score on 16.59% of their shots on the power play, they would be considered mediocre in these situations.

They take 35.0 shots per game regardless of situation, they are getting their share of shot attempts and they are among the least efficient shooting teams in the NHL so far this season.

Minnesota Wild Team Defense Preview

They give up 2.2 goals per game in even strength situations and this puts them as an above average defensive team in these situations. Opponents shoot 0.8 shots per game in power play situations per game against them and this needs to be brought down. Opponents force Minnesota Wild into 3.2 penalty kill situations per game, which means they may be too aggressive or wrongfully aggressive. They have a penalty kill rate of 75.45%, which is below average.

Opponents take 31.8 shots per game regardless of situation and they are average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

Minnesota Wild Team Offense Preview




They score 3.0 goals per game in even strength situations. They have an above average offense in 5v5 action. They score 0.6 goals per game in power play situations, the power play is a problem and they are among the worst when opponents are shorthanded. Thus far, they have had 3.0 power play opportunities per game this season. This means that they score on 20.28% of their shots on the power play, they would be considered mediocre in these situations.

They take 32.7 shots per game regardless of situation and their shot quality is rather decent.

The Los Angeles Kings Roster

The Players to Watch for Los Angeles Kings

Anze Kopitar C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -7.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 18 goals this season, he is a scoring threat and he has 43 assists this season, he is a strong distributor. This puts him at 61 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the division. He makes 9.4% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Alex Iafallo C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 4.0 this season. He has scored 15 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 19 assists this season. This puts him at 34 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 7.8% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Adrian Kempe LW

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -4.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 31 goals this season, which is among the best in the NHL and he has 16 assists this season. This puts him at 47 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 14.6% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.





The Minnesota Wild Roster

The Players to Watch for Minnesota Wild

Jonas Brodin D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 6.0 this season. He has scored 4 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 23 assists this season. This puts him at 27 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 3.8% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Kirill Kaprizov LW

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 22.0 this season, his team is better with him on the ice. He has scored 41 goals this season, which is among the best in the NHL and he has 47 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 88 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the NHL. He makes 16.5% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Mathew Dumba D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 9.0 this season. He has scored 7 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 19 assists this season. This puts him at 26 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 6.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Los Angeles Kings vs. Minnesota Wild Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Los Angeles Kings 2 Minnesota Wild 1

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